Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
of federal agencies say that their job could be affect. they report from capital hill. >>> president obama, he made phone calls with time running out before they take effect, putting the burden on lawmakers to stop the automatic cuts that will nearly impact every government agency. >> this is a problem that congress cannot solve. >> reporter: at a hearing, the house democrats put together here as they described how losing the federal money for the teacher aids and the head starts would hurt their district. >> they will stand to lose about $3 million in title one standing, which scares me. >> and they would have to cut more than $100 million. they could impact everything from the operation hours to grass cutting from the grand canyon to hear at the national mall. tom kearnan from the conservation association says that the cuts will have a ripple effect. >> the local communities are going to get hammered economicically. i think that it will be devastating for the parts here for them and it will be embarrassing for the country. >>> the former republican, they helped pass four balanced budget.
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
prosecutors say they had nothing to do with it. i am jayne miller, wbal tv 11 news. >> president obama was in annapolis previewing his plans for this term. >> much more on the big deadline in washington, d.c. >> high-school football stars make their pick on where they will play for college. later in sports. >> a storm forming on the coast could impact or whether for friday >> president obama is hoping to get more democrats behind with his plans for this term. that is where the president addressed democrats at a closed- door democratic retreat. he delivered a preview of next week's state of the union address in hopes of getting more lawmakers on board with his push for immigration reform and a ban on assault weapons. >> the next major deadline is march 1, when a budget deal leaves to be reached. it is not the so-called sequestration will force mandatory reductions in military spending. army training and air force flying hours and global naval operations will shrink. also cuts looming in the social services. some republicans said push the deadline back seven months but house speaker john